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Song Parodies -> "Phrygian Flamenco"

Original Song Title:

"Pretty Flamingo"

Original Performer:

Manfred Mann

Parody Song Title:

"Phrygian Flamenco"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

OMR, if you're out there: Are these more or less on the mark?
It’s one of the modes you’ll find used in Flamenco:
Two steps from Ionian;
If the third degree goes high
Then it is dominant time: “Klezmer” Flamenco. . .
Called the “Jewish scale,” or might
Be called “Spanish”—what a plight!
That minor third is what makes it sound extra good.
To use it for Horah or Flamenco, you could. . .
This mode, or mood.

Phrygian Dominant lines fit in Flamenco.
The Harmonic Minor’s degree
Of 5 makes it fit perfectly;
The leading tone becomes raised 3,
Phrygian Flamenco, Phrygian Flamenco.
That minor third is what makes it sound extra good.
It sounds Levantine if it’s played on a “high wood”—
Not “wood” of dude!

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Old Man Ribber - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - Amazingly the best of my memory from thirty-five years ago. You (and several other fine writers here) are more than a little awe-inspiring. ;D

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